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A Distant Dream by Shinymane1 A Distant Dream by Shinymane1
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So I've stayed up, until 6:30am, drawing this all night. I've gone mad :p I'm really pleased with this, even if it did give me a lot of trouble. I was bored out of my mind, with little motivation to do anything, so I started to speedpaint this. But it turned into a full on detailed painting, I just couldn't stop as I wanted it to be perfect. I almost gave up at the start as I wasn't really in the mood to draw. But I kept at it and I'm glad I did. Even if the reflections and dodgy parts underwater gave me absolute hell. I swear most of the time drawing this was spent on those darn reflections on its back! They just weren't going right at all but I think I managed to get there in the end.

It's a very distant dream of mine (hence the title) to meet an Orca. I highly doubt it will ever happen though. Another dream is to go see the Believe show at Seaworld Orlando. Again, doubt it will happen, but when I'm older and if I have the money, I'll be off, no doubt about it. Orcas highly fascinate me and I need to see one, it's one of my life goals. :aww:


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Photoshop CS4
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6 layers
6 hours
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Commission information is here if interested :)
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:iconjm-3-02:
Jm-3-02 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2016
This is so well done. It actually looks like a photo.
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OrkyDorky Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice job on the reflections This is great!
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WaveOfFire Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
man i need lessons from you! my whales suck :'D
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:iconshinymane1:
Shinymane1 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I no longer do digital art, but thank you so much ;) I'm sure they don't!
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WaveOfFire Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks ^^
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WaveOfFire Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
No way, I don't believe it! That has to be a photo!
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:iconshinymane1:
Shinymane1 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm glad you like it, the water takes so much patience haha :)
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WaveOfFire Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
:D
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Constellationss Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014
Thank you ! Very stunning !
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:iconshinymane1:
Shinymane1 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :aww:
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:iconvictoria-summerheart:
Victoria-Summerheart Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014   General Artist
wow this is incredible
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:iconshinymane1:
Shinymane1 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :aww:
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:iconvictoria-summerheart:
Victoria-Summerheart Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014   General Artist
Youre welcome :) Your gallery is just so beautiful
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:iconshinymane1:
Shinymane1 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aw that's very kind of you :aww:
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:iconvictoria-summerheart:
Victoria-Summerheart Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014   General Artist
<3
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:iconxiwycain:
XiwyCain Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014
What a beautiful pic!
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:iconshinymane1:
Shinymane1 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :aww:
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:iconxiwycain:
XiwyCain Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014
you're welcome! :D
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Kitan777 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

oh my! XD I thought it was a picture shot lol.

Very impressive.Love it :D

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:iconshinymane1:
Shinymane1 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :D
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:iconkitan777:
Kitan777 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

your very welcome! :3

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:iconarachnowolf:
ArachnoWolf Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this looks so real! Amazing! 
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:iconshinymane1:
Shinymane1 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :aww:
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ArachnoWolf Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! 
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KakitaTKM Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
One of my all time favourites.
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:iconshinymane1:
Shinymane1 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you, I'm glad you like it! It is one of my best pieces :D
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ThatMadThing Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is just...perfect. 
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:iconshinymane1:
Shinymane1 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad you thinks so :aww:
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orcamel30 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013
ouahhhh =D O.O trop magnifique !!!
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Shinymane1 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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tsunami-noboru Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Student General Artist
Wow, this is really good! I love the detail you've put into it! The scars, droplets of water, and the shiny-ness of its' skin due to the water! 0_o Killer whales are beautiful and intelligent creatures, and you've definitely captured that in this painting! Are there a lot off the coast of the UK? We have a lot in my area!
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Shinymane1 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've never seen any at the coast of the UK unfortunately. This was referenced from a Seaworld park.
I'm glad you like it :aww:
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tsunami-noboru Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Student General Artist
Maybe one day!
No problem!
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Shinymane1 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I hope so :aww:
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Celine101 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This has to be a photo!
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Shinymane1 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nope :D
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Celine101 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well it's beautiful artwork!
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:iconshinymane1:
Shinymane1 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much :aww:
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0rcinusorca Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013
love the eye in this one.
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:iconshinymane1:
Shinymane1 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :aww:
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:iconprince-petrichor:
Prince-Petrichor Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Student Digital Artist
How have I never seen your art before!? This is beautiful and crystal clear, I love it! :love:
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:iconshinymane1:
Shinymane1 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm glad you like it :hug: Thank you :aww:
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AnoOrca Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I thought this was a photo at first...incredible!
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:iconshinymane1:
Shinymane1 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :hug:
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AnoOrca Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Welcome~ :hug:
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handslikeice Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Student Interface Designer
At first glance, I thought this was completely real!
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:iconshinymane1:
Shinymane1 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much! :hug:
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handslikeice Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Student Interface Designer
Of course! :meow:
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Cazamelia Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing :wow: I honestly thought it was a photo until I read the description
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Shinymane1 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the wonderful compliment! :glomp:
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